Mighty Eagle coming to Angry Birds for iPhone, iPad

Mighty Eagle coming to iPhone, iPad Angry Birds

This December, in celebration of 1 year on the App Store, the TiPb Award winning Angry Birds will be releasing an update that includes the ability to in-app purchase Mighty Eagle as well as:

  • 15 new levels
  • New Shiny Golden Eggs
  • New Gameplay
  • New Achievements

Might Eagle will cost $0.99/£0.59/€0.79 and can then be used to skip through those levels that you just can't beat. However, you'll be restricted to using the Mighty Eagle only once per hour, requiring you to wait before you can use it again.

In addition, you'll also have the new option to freely smash up levels you have already completed with the 'regular birds', so you can try and fill up the destruction gauge.

Not only is this update going to be released in celebration of their one year anniversary, but you can also attend one of the 200+ meetup points worldwide for an Angry Birds Flash Mob. If there isn't a event happening in your area, you can set up an event and get people to join in the fun.

If you don't already have Angry Birds, you can buy it on the App Store for $0.99/£0.59.

Take a look at the "The Mighty Eagle" trailer after the break. Are you looking forward to the update? Will you be spending money on Mighty Eagle? Let us know in comments!

[iTunes Link - Angry Birds]

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Mighty Eagle coming to Angry Birds for iPhone, iPad

13 Comments

I'm not a fan of in-app purchases myself, but I will certainly buy it out of support. These guys have given us a tremendous amount of good updates and I think they deserve it. Definitely one of the better devs out there. I bought Angry Birds Halloween as support too. The trailer was nicely put together and I'm sure Mighty Eagle will be fun to just play around with.
What a world we're coming to when people b*tch about spending .99 cents to help out a creative dev they probably use everyday, but would rather spend it to help McDonald's make another billion while increasing their hypertension......

It looks fun, and a one time purchase is better than what I heard originally. At first I heard you would get one use. After that you could buy additional uses and if you cleared the level you used it on without it later, you would get that use back. A time delay and one time purchase is good, might get it just to play around with it some.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what is it about in app purchases do people not like? Do they not carry over if you restore your phone as new?

@Lawman
No, they carry over just fine. It used to be that when a user downloaded an app, they were provided with free updates indefinitely from a developer because there was no system set up to allow the dev to get more revenue. They would have to abandon their customers of future updates and/or create another app; sometimes seemingly useless additions just to make more money again.
In-app purchases encourages developers to further enhance their apps and provide more and more enjoyable content for their customers, while allowing the dev an opportunity for more money for their hardwork. Of course, it is expected on both sides that the updates will be of reasonable value, and reasonably priced.
A perfect example of this was COD Zombies.

And excuse my comment about hypertension if I've offended anyone. Over half my extended family has it to some degree, I pass no judgement on anyone that has it.